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to be preempting a fed taper. >> it was a program started under bush, continued under obama, and it is been brought down. i don't know what the right number of weeks is. but i do know that the 1.3 million american people who are getting unemployment benefits, having that stuff, is bad politics and that policy. was going to interview nelson mandela. a got canceled. i was brokenhearted. i am even more brokenhearted now. that was what was really fun. everyone lay claim to him. he was one of those leaders. >> we did learn this evening that president obama did speak by phone with nelson mandela's widow. we are learning from the associated press that at least three american presidents will forel to south africa memorial services. they will travel next week to pay their respects. they will be joined on air force one i former president george w. bush and laura bush. they gracefully accepted the invitation from the obama's. former president bill clinton also saying he planned to travel to south africa. as we leave you this evening, a look at the iconic empire state building in new york city lit up in the co
into the day, lawmakers need to enroll in a plan under obama care or risk losing their government subsidy. peter cook has more. >> by having to sign up for obama care, lawmakers are eating some with her cooking and facing glitches that their constituents are seeing as well. the process is a little different. the reality is and they have more options than average americans. they can pick among 100 gold levels. the government picks up as much as 75% of remembrance. that means the d.c. health exchange. empress of spared the same problems. john boehner said it took him several hours to sign up for his individual plant and it is not like the end result. in a hundred dollar -- an $800 a month bill. >> they will double. my co-pay will triple under obamacare. >> many democrats reported no big problems. they are getting the better coverage and cheaper premiums. lawmakers have a choice. they can opt out. that could cost them cash. a senator decided to enroll at and hee weight -- way gets no government subsidy. he is paying nearly $600 a month in premiums. others do not need to roll the they are cov
in after state benefits have run out and it was a program started under bush and continued under obama. it went from 99 weeks to 73. i don't know what the right number is but i do know that the 1.3 million americans who are getting unemployment benefits and having the stop on the 28th is bad politics and bad policy. >> today, john boehner told reporters at the presidents real focus ought to be on creating a better environment for our economy and creating more jobs for the american people. those jobs were there, shovel ready jobs that president obama spoke of often, would we be having this discussion about benefits? >> the unemployment rate has gone down from 2000 eight. whether there are enough or not, that is what politicians can debate around the edges. peoplelion, these are who come from all walks of life, white-collar, blue-collar and they need this assistance and what is also happening is some brinksmanship and public negotiating going on. i think they are close to a deal. it will come in higher than the sequestration rates will be hard for a lot of the republicans in the house fo
with administrations on both sides of the aisle. obama,sident barack mandela was a strong political and personal influence. he paid tribute last night. i am joined by the former ambassador to south africa under president george bush who worked with mandela. also with us is bloomberg political analyst matthew dowd. rick to have you with us. ambassador, -- >> -- great to have you with us. ambassador, let me start with you. tell us about what your meetings were like with him. >> the thing that really struck me was his level of graciousness and humility. he was not a big man, but he was larger than life in my eyes, and he struck me as a gentle soul. he offered me a tremendous level of encouragement, and he was very positive in terms of the interactions between me and him, and also felt that we had the opportunity to continue to strengthen the relationship between both south africa and the united states. >> matthew dowd, i want to play one part of the president's tribute to nelson mandela, where he was really emotional talking about his influence on him. >> we have lost one of the most influential, c
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